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Nutrition
Elderly nutrition is a broad and important topic because older adults are especially vulnerable to malnutrition, and many of the diseases they suffer are direct results of dietary factors. The changes we experience as we age also affect our metabolism. Certain needs diminish; for instance, our lean body mass and basal metabolic rate decline with...
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There’s a saying “Those who think they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness” One of our nutritionists is currently involved in research with those who are in palliative care.  One of the questions she asks respondents as part of her research is “do you wish...
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What is a superfood? Superfoods are a range of foods that have gained mass credibility in recent years due to their high concentrations of nutrients. The lists of superfoods is ever-expanding, but some of the more common superfoods include goji berries, acai, matcha tea, berries, quinoa, maca, turmeric and kale. Almost anything healthy these days...
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Avozillas have hit the shops and been selling out faster than a bag of chips thrown into a flock of seagulls! So, what can you do with a 1.2kg avocado and how do they compare nutritionally to the standard sized avocado? Brace yourselves for an avozilla sized shock! Our dietitians recommend no more than a...
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We see many people in our clinic who find it difficult to eat well due to their busy lifestyles. Work, kids, friends and family all place demands on them which means eating well ranks a poor last on the list of priorities. If this sounds familiar to you, don’t despair! We’ve put together some practical...
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B Vitamins Who has heard of the B vitamins? Out of the 13 required vitamins in our diet, eight of them are in the B-group. These water-soluble vitamins play an important role in the body including forming red blood cells, regulating metabolism and nerve cell formation. Consuming the recommended daily intake of all B vitamins...
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Alcohol and Your Weight How many of you have struggled losing those last few kilos of weight or heard people complain they don’t know why they are overweight because they don’t overeat? Many people consume the equivalent of a whole meal in alcohol each day without knowing it and wonder why they can’t lose weight....
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Dieting – Why do we do it? Dieting has become common and normalised in our society with many of us having an unhealthy or disordered relationship with food. Studies indicate that up to 82% of the population is ‘sometimes’ or ‘very often’ on a diet. Our culture has been brainwashed into thinking that ‘ultra-thin’ is...
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With the start of the new school year so close we thought we’d offer some healthy food suggestions and lunch box ideas to make sure your kids are off to a healthy start.   Breakfast Many breakfast cereals are laden with sugar so learn how much is in the product you feed your kids and...
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Carbs, carbs, carbs! Should you give up carbs? People talk about carbs like they talk about wicked step-mothers in fairy tales. But do carbs deserve such a bad rap? We don’t think so and here’s why… Carbohydrates provide our bodies with fuel to produce energy just like a car needs fuel to run. They are...
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Nutrition Force blog

Here’s our take on the latest news in food, health and nutrition.
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